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Majority of City of Toronto staff have received the coronavirus vaccine

Nearly 90 per cent of Toronto public service employees are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the City of Toronto. Five per cent of…

Ontario Teachers’ appoints Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to spearhead TIP expansion in EMEA

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing entrepreneur and venture capitalist Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to serve as the managing director of its Teachers’ Innovation Platform in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 13:30

Uber Canada sharing details of self-directed benefits fund for gig workers

Uber Technologies Inc. is revealing more details of a labour model it’s pitching to Canadian provinces and territories, a model that’s drawn opposition from some…

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OMERS joining think tank to find uses for AI in the pension sector

A new strategic collaborative project between the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and an artificial intelligence-oriented think tank is aiming to expand the use of…

OPTrust naming Ingrid Chingcuanco as VP of pension administration transformation

The OPSEU Pension Trust is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as its vice-president of pension administration transformation. In the new role, she’ll be responsible for leading the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 13:30

Trudeau considering mandating coronavirus vaccines for federal employees

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s considering making coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for some federally regulated workplaces in a bid to boost Canada’s vaccination levels. He’s asked…

Canadian equities buoy DB pension’s Q2 returns: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans returned 4.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, according to RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ latest all-plan universe.…

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 12:00
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Expert panel: Equal access to benefits, digital transformation among keys to return to work

COVID-19 cases are dropping and vaccine counts are rising. The economy is reopening and we can expect to be back at the office soon. But…

Webinar coverage: Pharmacy-based diabetes management improves access, outcomes

Innovative technology to monitor glucose levels for patients with diabetes offers improved health outcomes, reduced absenteeism and improved productivity, said Rick Siemens, certified diabetes educator…

Webinar coverage: Tackling barriers and increasing access to mental-health care

While there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel with respect to the coronavirus pandemic and the return to normal life,…

Value of assets in trusteed pension funds rises 6.6% in 2020 to $2.22 trillion: StatsCan

The value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased to $2.2 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to new data from…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021
  • 09:00

Remote work, employee retention key issues for post-pandemic workplaces: surveys

In an effort to retain employees post-coronavirus pandemic, employers across the country are embracing remote working and signalling it’s here to stay, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • June 23, 2021 June 23, 2021
  • 09:00

UPP appointing first managing director of responsible investing

The University Pension Plan has appointed Brian Minns as its first managing director of responsible investing. Prior to joining the UPP, Minns spent 10 years working…

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2021 June 10, 2021
  • 09:15

How should investors interpret the recent rise in interest rates?

United States 10-year bond yields have risen substantially from their lows of 0.50 per cent last summer, hitting 1.6 per cent by late February. Canadian…

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…

A legal update on the government’s CEWS and CERB programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many complicated issues for employers. Prudent employers should ensure they’re aware of the resources that may be available during this…

  • By: Rayaz Khan
  • April 14, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 08:30